Charleston Local Events

Interested in checking out what the locals do for fun here in Charleston? Here's your chance to mix and mingle with the locals and have fun while you enjoy your stay in Charleston.

Summer 2013 (June-July-August) Charleston Parks & Recreation Events Booklet



The below list of events can also be found at the Charleston County Parks & Recreation website.

Movies at Mount Pleasant Pier
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars! We'll be showing some of your favorites, so come on out and enjoy movie night on us on the Great Lawn at the Town of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.
Movies at Mount Pleasant Pier

Uncle Sam Jam
This 4th of July, enjoy the cool harbor breeze as you dance to live beach music at the perfect venue for viewing fireworks – the Mount Pleasant Pier!
Uncle Sam Jam

African American Heritage Days
Attention educators! Reveal new meanings for your students by participating in African American Heritage Days at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. Join a celebration of African American culture and history through demonstrations, re-enactments, performances, hands-on experiences, and more! This event addresses SC social studies standards and explores African American heritage, from its roots in Africa, to the Caribbean, the Americas, and specifically South Carolina.
African American Heritage Days

Bluegrass Under the Bridge
Bluegrass Under the Bridge

Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament
The Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament annually recognizes outstanding saltwater and freshwater catches made in the tri-county area. Held each year from November 1 – October 31, annual winners will receive plaques acknowledging their catches.
Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament

Dog Day Afternoon at the Waterpark
Celebrate the dog days of summer with man's best friend at Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark. Large dogs will have a blast in the wave pool, while smaller dogs can take a dip in Otter Bay to cool off from the summer heat.
Dog Day Afternoon at the Waterpark

East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival
Immerse yourself in a full weekend of the history, technique, hands-on experience, and fun of canoeing and kayaking. The East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival will include lectures, on-water classes, and demonstrations directed to the novice and the experienced paddler.
East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival

Fishing Tournaments
Fishing Tournaments

Folly Beach Challenge Triathlon
The inaugural Folly Beach Challenge is an off-road triathlon featuring paddling, biking, and running. After a 3-mile paddle on the Folly River to Folly Beach County Park, participants will bike 8.5 miles (round-trip) on the sands of Folly. After arriving back at the park, a 3-mile run awaits.
Folly Beach Challenge Triathlon

Harvest Fest
In agricultural communities, families often gather together in the fall to celebrate the beginning of harvest season and to give thanks for the plentiful crops. This harvest season tradition continues on Johns Island, so join us for a day of bluegrass music, dancing, food, crafts, and games.
Harvest Fest

Holiday Festival of Lights
Find your magic in the millions of sparkling lights and hundreds of displays at the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.
Holiday Festival of Lights

Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk
Join us for a preview of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park! Runners & walkers will be the first in Charleston to experience more than 600 magical light displays at our 2-mile non-competitive run/walk. After reaching the finish line, participants are invited to enjoy the festival's amenities.
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk

Latin American Festival
Hispanic culture will be celebrated with food, music, dancing, interactive activities, and more during the Latin American Festival at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park.
Latin American Festival

Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, Cajun Fest is a full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities and all around rajin’ Cajun entertainment!
Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Moonlight Mixers
Shag the night away at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where DJ Rob Duren will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music.
Moonlight Mixers

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center Events
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park is tucked within 738 acres and serves as host site for competitive horse shows, festivals, events, exhibitions, and trail riding.
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center Events

Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition
Come out to the Climbing Wall at James Island County Park for the Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition and witness a spectacular competition of strength, balance, and endurance from some of the best climbers in the Southeast! Climbers of all ages and abilities will enjoy competing on these new challenging and fun routes.
Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition

Pet Fest
Join us at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park for a day of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston's premiere pet festival. Pets are encouraged to bring their owners!
Pet Fest

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series
Good Music. Good Vibes. The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island COunty Park features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. It’s Irie.
Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series

Scouts Day at Whirlin' Waters
Come join the fun during Scouts Day at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark. Bring your family and enjoy all of your favorite rides, attractions, and food.
Scouts Day at Whirlin' Waters

Shaggin' on the Cooper

Yappy Hour

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Format: 07/26/2017

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